About Summer Swim Team Off-Season Training
Summer Swim Team is structured for those looking to compete over summer who are not involved in year-round swim teams. All swimmers must meet summer swimmer eligibility requirements and are required to disclose any training and competitions outside of summer swimming at registration. Our Summer Swim Team focuses on proper technique, sportsmanship, and fair play in a positive and encouraging environment. Swimmers will improve their skills and challenge themselves to excel to their full potential with the help of specialized training and expert swim coaching. This year we are offering three (3) teams based on skill level and development. Swimmers will also have the opportunity to learn water polo and lifesaving sport techniques.
The Summer Swim Team Off-Season Training programs are made up of three age groups:
- Bronze | Ages 8-12 years
Prerequisites: Completed swimmer 6. Able to swim 2x50m Freestyle, 2x50m Backstroke with 30 seconds rest in between. Can perform whip kick and dolphin kick effectively, ability to dive into deep water from the wall. Able to maintain focus, follow coach’s instruction and perform activation activities.
- Silver | Ages 11-14 years
Prerequisites: Before entering Silver, swimmers must be able to dive into the pool, swim all 4 strokes effectively, swim 5-8 minutes continuously. Should have some idea of swim team
structure (participated in swim team previously). Understanding of lane etiquette and practice structure. Able to follow warm up independently. Can attempt all stroke turns. Able to carry
out some activation activities independently.
- Gold | Ages 13 years and up
Prerequisites: 1-2 years of swim team experience with competitions. Able to swim continuously for 10 minutes. Knowledge of pace times and how to use a pace clock. Knowledge of practice structure, able to work independently from written set and warm up. Able to swim all four strokes with turns from a dive start legally. Able to complete poolside activation with minimal guidance; covering activities to increase heart rate, mobilize key joints for swimming and strengthening activities, and understands the purpose and value of these activities. Where swimmers over the age of 14 are entering competitive swimming, coaches will use their judgement to consider placing them in Gold. 200IM time: under 3:40; 200 freestyle: under 3:30.
Summer Swim Team Off-Season Training – September to June
Summer Swim Team Competition Season – End of June to mid-August
Off-Season Training Schedule
Get ready for the Summer Swim Team competition season by training in the off-season. The 2022-2023 Off-Season Training for Summer Swim Team runs from September 12th-June 18th. Start and end dates may vary slightly depending on group. Further details are communicated by the coach.
PLEASE NOTE: As the Summer Swim Team competition season starts in the summer months – registration and fees for the competition season will occur in the spring.
CGCSA & Sport For Life
The Lifesaving Sport Team is aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to Trains stages of the S4L Long-Term Athlete Development. Click to learn more about CGCSA and S4L.